Dr. Pedro Campa, UTC Professor of Romance Languages, will deliver the fall commencement address to more than 600 UTC graduates on Saturday, December 17 at 10 a.m. in the UTC McKenzie Arena. The event will be streamed live online, available at this link on the day of the ceremony.
Originally from Cuba, Campa emigrated to the US with his family at the beginning of the Cuban Revolution in 1960. After completing high school in Miami, Florida, he received his B.A. and M.A. from Florida State University. Upon completion of his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana in Romance Linguistics and Spanish Literature, he came to UTC where he has taught since 1970.
During his long career at UTC, Campa has shown dedicated service to his colleagues and University governance. He has been interim Department Head in several occasions and he was elected President of The UTC Faculty Senate for three different terms. He has long list of publications and presentations in several languages, he has been a journal editor and presently he serves in the editorial board of several journals and scholarly-monographs series.
Campa’s involvement in conferences and learned societies and his publications in the field of Hispanic Studies, Renaissance Word and Image, symbol theory and iconography have earned him international recognition in his field. On November 14 of this year, his Spanish colleagues presented him with a lifetime research award at a conference at The Universidad Complutense (Madrid-Spain). On that occasion he was also presented with a book of eighteen essays, written by North American and European scholars that were published in his honor.